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Snow alert issued as wintry mix expected in NYC

The city has issued a snow alert for Thursday afternoon as the first snowfall of the season is expected to drop about an inch on the five boroughs.

The Department of Sanitation’s alert is for noon in the Big Apple, according to a posting by the city agency on Wednesday.

“In a snow alert, DSNY coordinates with NYC Emergency Management and the Department of Transportation on snow-clearing protocol in accordance with each agency’s written snow plan,” the Sanitation Department said.

“All relevant city agencies have been notified of the snow alert. DSNY will continue to monitor forecasts and will provide updates as the snow event approaches.”

Thursday afternoon is expected to bring a wintry mix snow, sleet and rain in the city, accumulating a coating to an inch, according to AccuWeather.

The Department of Sanitation says that accumulation of a coating to up to three inches is expected.

The weather service has forecasted the temperature high at 36 degrees and the low at 34 degrees.

Meanwhile, the city’s Department of Transportation in conjunction with the Department of Sanitation said alternate-side parking regulations will be suspended Thursday to facilitate snow operations.

Payment at parking meters, however, will remain in effect throughout the city.


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